-taken with the toy camera feature on my smart phone
I feel that I will be in this experimental stage until I get bored with it. So far, that has not happened. I keep finding different filters in my camera apps on my phone that are really intriguing to me. This is a photograph of a wall of an industrial building, but the way that it is composed reminds me of the sun's rays beaming down. The fact that the rays are purple instead of orange or yellow is also discerning.
(I was researching images by Guy Bourdin and came across this image. First off, I'd like to state that I have absolutely fallen in love with Guy Bourdin's images, however, I could not pull any from his website to post on my blog. Click here to look at Bourdin's amazing portfolio).
This image represents fashion photography. The model's hair and makeup portray fashion as does the overall essence of the photograph. This image reminds me of a page in a fashion magazine, such as Vogue. I am absolutely in love with this style of photography.
Advertising agency: H, Paris, France
Creative Director: Gilbert Scher
Art Director: Pietro Sotgia
Copywriter: Arnaud Le Bacquer
Photographer: Geoffroy de Boismenu
Published: January 2010
(This image is interesting to me because it reminds me of an experience I once had back in college in Hawaii. I had eaten some mushrooms and came home to find my entire house rearranged. The bed was in the kitchen, the sofa was in the bathroom, nothing was in it's correct place. You can imagine the horror on my face when I walked in the door at 5am).
This photograph relates to chapter 5 and the use of photography in commodity culture. We relate this object with comfort, but the place in which this object is placed, is not comfortable at all. So, with buying this comfortable mattress, we can be comfortable anywhere.
This image relates to the human body and utilizing the subject as the object. The subject of this photograph is a little girl, but she is objectified as a child. Children tend to bore easily, especially when they are being photographed, so this is a perfect example of a child that is not interested in what is going on whatsoever. It looks like she was stopped in the midst of her fantasy playtime to take a random photograph in which she cares little about, which is the exact nature of how children, in general, are.
Pierre et Gilles is utilizing the bodies as objects by creating fantasy worlds of and around them. The subjects are classified as objects within a scene, and in this case, a fantastical scene. We are drawn into the photographs because of the saturated colors and the way that the bodies are placed directly in the middle of the photograph. Their intent gaze at the viewer is not welcoming or joyful. There is also a sense of fetishism in the way they are dressed.